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Miami trailer park fire displaces 13 people, 3 dogs

13 adults and 3 dogs are displaced after a multi-unit fire at a trailer park in Miami.
13 adults and 3 dogs are displaced after a multi-unit fire at a trailer park in Miami.

MIAMI, Fla. – 17 firefighting crews came out to a mobile home park Friday morning to battle a blaze in Miami as multiple mobile homes were engulfed in flames around 9 a.m. Four mobile homes were involved with 3 of them catching fire and another suffering smoke damage.

Neighbors described the moments they rushed over to help get people out of the fiery scene at Paradise Trailer Park at 2750 N.W. South River Drive.

One woman said she “went crazy banging on doors” to alert neighbors of the fire. “There were at least four or five people that were stuck in there,” she said.

13 adults and 3 dogs were able to get out of the fire safely and are now displaced, according to City of Miami Fire Rescue.

“The fire took about 40 minutes to get under control because when you are dealing with mobile homes you have a lot of plastics, wood and materials that take time to extinguish,” said Lt. Pete Sanchez, a spokesman from the City of Miami Fire-Rescue.

City of Miami Fire had to call in their hazardous materials team because of what was burning inside the homes.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the fire.


About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.